Safe Internet Day
At the centre we are always talking about how you can stay safe online whether you are using a laptop or pc at the centre or using your mobile phone or tablet out and about or at home, the basic rules are always the same.
Create strong and secure passwords and change it regularly
Do not use the same password across all your accounts
Clear the computer cache
Do not link all your accounts together
Keep your antivirus up to date
protect a wireless internet with a password
Make purchases only on a secure site (https)
Social media is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends and keep up on the latest news but It's worth exercising some caution when using social media. Not everyone using social media is necessarily who they say they are. Take a moment to check if you know the person and if the friend or link is genuine. If in doubt ask someone - "together for a better internet"
A few tips to staying safe on social media.
Set your profiles to private
Remember anything you post can be shared
Recognise the fakes.
Spring clean your contacts
Block anyone who bothers you
Protect your identity
Be selective with friend requests